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Applications available for Derby’s SNAP

May 23, 2018

DERBY — City residents can participate in a program to keep first responders in the loop about any family members with special needs or health concerns.

The Special Needs Awareness Program — or SNAP — is done on a voluntary basis. Residents share information about the special needs of a family member with the city’s police, fire and emergency medical services by participating in the program.

“The goal of this program is to help us respond in a more effective and safe manner to your emergencies involving individuals with special needs,” police said.

This program can include any health issues or other circumstances residents think first responders should know about in the event of an emergency.

Health issues and concerns can include allergies, Alzheimer’s Disease, autism, blindness, deafness, dementia, developmental disability, diabetes, life support, mental health condition, intellectual disabilities, non-verbal and speech impairment and any other physical disabilities.

Applications can be picked up at the Derby Police Department, or one can be emailed to residents directly. To request an application via email, or to ask any questions, contact Officer John O’Donoghe at john.odonoghue@derbypd.org. He can be reached by phone at 203-735-7811, extension 574.

A special thanks our friends at the Trumbull Police Department for assistance with this program.